Venezuelan equine encephalitis and 2 human deaths, Peru

Stalin Vilcarromero, Patricia V. Aguilar, Eric S. Halsey, V. Alberto Laguna-Torres, Hugo Razuri, Juan Perez, Yadira Valderrama, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Luis Suárez, Manuel Céspedes, Tadeusz J. Kochel

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Abstract

Studies have suggested that enzootic strains of Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) subtype ID in the Amazon region, Peru, may be less pathogenic to humans than are epizootic variants. Deaths of 2 persons with evidence of acute VEE virus infection indicate that fatal VEEV infection in Peru is likely. Cases may remain underreported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-556
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Vilcarromero, S., Aguilar, P. V., Halsey, E. S., Laguna-Torres, V. A., Razuri, H., Perez, J., Valderrama, Y., Gotuzzo, E., Suárez, L., Céspedes, M., & Kochel, T. J. (2010). Venezuelan equine encephalitis and 2 human deaths, Peru. Emerging infectious diseases, 16(3), 553-556. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1603.090970